James Dunk’s research explores how internal disorder has helped to shape the exterior world we live in.


Saturday 12 September2020, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm


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In Bedlam at Botany Bay, historian James Dunk looks at how mental illness surfaced in colonial New South Wales. Weaving a narrative of freedom and possibility, unravel and collapse, he traces the path of people who found themselves at the edge of the world and at the edge of sanity. Dunk’s research ranges from the eighteenth century to the present, exploring how internal disorder has helped to shape the exterior world we live in. With Jenni Munday.

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